The UCI Out-of-Competition Testing Program, managed by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), constitutes a crucial prong to ensure that our sport and competitors stay on a level playing field. Whereabouts information is an indispensable tool to allow Anti-Doping Organisations (ADOs) to locate athletes at any time and to conduct test on a no advance notice basis, which is a key element of an effective anti-doping program.
UCI Registered Testing Pool
The UCI Registered Testing Pool (UCI RTP) is the reference pool of riders to be submitted to the whereabouts requirements. The UCI RTP is established on certain criteria, including without limitation membership to a UCI WorldTeam or UCI Professional Continental Team, UCI rankings, performances, disciplinary hearing outcomes and other factors determined by the CADF, the UCI and/or the UCI Anti-Doping Commission.
A rider who has been included in the UCI RTP shall continue to be subject to Whereabouts Requirements, including the obligation to provide up-to-date Whereabouts Filing, unless and until:
a) he/she has been given written notice by the UCI that he/she is no longer designated for inclusion in the UCI RTP or;
b) he/she gives written notice of his/her retirement to the UCI.
Riders included in the UCI RTP must supply the CADF with a three-month schedule of his/her whereabouts information before the commencement of each quarterly period.
The deadlines for the submission of this information are:
- 15 December at the latest for the period of January, February, March (First Quarter)
- 15 March at the latest for the period of April, May and June (Second Quarter)
- 15 June at the latest for the period of July, August and September (Third Quarter)
- 15 September at the latest for the period of October, November and December (Fourth Quarter)
Riders are required to provide accurate and complete Whereabouts Filing for each day of the quarter to enable any ADO to locate the rider for testing, including but not limited to the 60-minute time slot period, or to update the information where necessary to ensure that it remains accurate and complete.
Non-compliance with whereabouts requirements could amount to a whereabouts failure, i.e. a Filing Failure or a Missed Test.
Filing Failure: A failure by the rider (or by a third party to whom the rider has delegated the task) to make an accurate and complete Whereabouts Filing that enables the rider to be located for testing at the times and locations set out in the Whereabouts Filing or to update that Whereabouts Filing where necessary to ensure that it remains accurate and complete, all in accordance with Article 5.3 of the UCI Testing and Investigation Regulations (UCI TIR).
Missed Test: A failure by the rider to be available for testing at the location and time specified in the 60-minute time slot identified in his/her Whereabouts Filing for the day in question, in accordance with Article 5.3.2 of the UCI TIR.
The combination of three whereabouts failures (Filing Failure and/or Missed Test) within a 12 month period constitutes an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) under the Anti-Doping Rules, for which the sanction is a ban between 12 to 24 months (first offence) or more (in a case of a second and subsequent ADRV).
Riders are required to provide whereabouts information via the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS).
ADAMS is a Web-based database management system developed by WADA that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.
ADAMS is available in English, French, and many other languages. Its multi-level access keeps the data confidential and protects it.
On behalf of the UCI, the CADF has fully implemented the system for its overall anti-doping activities which are:
• Athlete and Team Whereabouts;
• Doping Control Platform;
• Results Management;
• Biological Passport;
• TUE Management.
To directly access to ADAMS, click on the following link https://adams.wada-ama.org.
The following documents will help you use ADAMS.